About Apprenticeship

IEC Apprenticeship training is a unique form of education that incorporates on-the-job-training and classroom instruction.

Click on the video below and learn more about the IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Program.

Open enrollment for the IEC Apprenticeship Classroom Training is March 1st to June 30th. 

IEC of Greater St. Louis offers two programs….

The IEC Apprenticeship Classroom Training is a four-year-program. Apprenticeship classes meet in the evenings from August to May. Each year students receive a minimum of 160 hours of classroom and lab instruction.

Apprentices receive classroom training in: Basic Electricity & Math, Blueprint Reading, Motors & Generators, Safety, CPR & First Aid, OSHA 10 Hour, Electrical Fundamentals & Theory, Transformers, Motors, and the current National Electrical Code.



The Limited Energy Technician Classroom Training is a three-year program. Apprenticeship classes meet one night a week. Each year students receive a minimum of 288 hours of classroom and lab instruction.

Apprentices receive classroom training in: Basic telephone cable installation & termination, Audio-visual systems, Communication systems, Fire alarms, Security systems, Emergency Call Systems, Closed-Circuit Television, Structured Wiring Systems, CPR & First Aid, OSHA 10 Hour.


How to Apply / Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years of age and actively registered in high school, provide a completed High School transcript, or GED.
  • The first step is to fill out the apprenticeship application on iecstl.com webpage. Within the application there will be a link to schedule an in-person appointment.
  • A application fee will be required before submitting application ($100 Electrical Training, $125 Limited Energy).
  • Must bring Driver’s License and high school transcripts or GED transcripts to your appointment. (Diploma does not suffice)
  • Math entry exam required during the appointment. (This exam is used to evaluate your level of math skills. You will not be required to pass the exam however you will need to take the IEC math refresher course before starting your first year.)
  • Applicants will be required to complete a drug screening.
  • Any electrical related certifications must be provided at math exam. (Example: Osha or CPR cards)
  • Click the link for Math Entry Exam Information and practice exam: Math Exam Information – Independent Electrical Contractors of Greater St. Louis (iecstl.com)

For more information about these programs, tuition, book prices, and any other concerns please call the Independent Electrical Contractors of St. Louis at (636) 536-9701, or email Jessica Garnett / Apprenticeship Coordinator at training@iecstl.com

After enrollment deadline…..

If you didn’t make it into the program before enrollment closes, it’s okay because you can still find employment with one of our contractors and get started on working in the field as an apprentice. Furthermore, this will give you on-the-job-training until you can get started on the next school year. Most important, remember, this is a earn while you learn program. This means you attend class one night a week and are employed full time with an IEC contractor.  On the job training allows you to start working, make a solid income, gain experience hours needed to become a journeyman, and also learn the trade before some of your peers.

Apply Now

Independent Electrical Contractors offers opportunities that extend outside of the classroom including competitions, conventions, networking events, open houses, tournaments, and so much more! To learn more about the National Office of Independent Electrical Contractors click here.

All applicants are required to take a Math Entry Exam. For more information, click HERE.


Find Us

668 Goddard Ave.
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Contact Us

Phone: (636) 536-9701
Fax: (636) 536-9802
Email: Contact Us


8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Monday through Friday)

Follow Us